Tales of the world – new year, new skin

Dear friends and members to be of our select audience, Tales of the World is getting a new skin and a new face for the future. As a three year old in internet years, which feel like 25 in human ones, it is about time it showcased the multiplicity of its activities and themes, as well as the ideas it started to develop. While looking around, you will find the blog posts, the backbone of its existence, grouped in different categories, as well as some recently developed projects, each revolving around creativity based on voice and sound. Get in the habit of following Tales of the World, many surprises await and will unfold. Regular posts resume in March 2015, and until then there will be some highly exciting irregular ones! Ruxandra Stoicescu

Welcome to Tales of the World, the international affairs chronicles with a twist

Welcome to Tales of the World, the international affairs chronicle with a twist. It is a sound blog dreamed up by an international affairs analyst who, after many years of searches and deliberations, could find only one way to fit a square peg into a round hole: she stopped trying to do it literally and moved on to a more metaphorical way of dealing with this challenge. Hence, the multiple categories, languages, and sections of the bl..slog, which go from personal observations to projects developed with different partners. All of this deployed around one main aspiration – that of giving voice, quite literally, to the human tales of experience encountered in all walks of life by her and others. With a focus on the political, and with a twist, for what is life without a zesty touch…Enjoy the posts, in English and French and feel welcome  to roam around the labyrinth of thoughts at your ease. Ruxandra Stoicescu

UNIL – Podcast workshop no 1 – Les pirates et les relations internationales

Par quels liens la question de la piraterie est-elle attachée aux relations internationales? Des éléments de réponse, créative, amenés par des étudiants en troisième année de sciences politiques de l’université de Lausanne…

Tales of the world episode 66 – For every cloud with a silver lining there is a silver lining with a cloud

This week, December 5th, Tales of the World celebrates three years of existence. Three years of mostly incompetent international relations, dismal economics, some of the bloodiest and animalistic conflicts in recent memory and a general sense of dissolution and dissatisfaction with the world as we know it…

 Music from Amparo Sanchez, Rio Turbio